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Corn Mar '19 (ZCH19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Higher, NASS Shows 49% Planted

Corn futures saw 2 to 6 1/2 cents gains on Monday, posting multi-month highs in several contracts. Rains over the weekend and forecasts for more in the WCB over the next week were supportive. In the weekly Crop Progress report, NASS showed corn planting at 49% complete nationwide by Sunday, on the lower side of estimates and the slowest for week 20 since NASS started recording. That was well below the 80% average, with last year at 78% for this week. The crop was 19% emerged, with the 5-year average at 49%. All corn export shipments in the week of May 16 totaled just 820,916 MT. That was down 28% from last week and 47% below the same week last year. Exports YTD are now 3.09% larger than a year ago, at 37.454 MMT (1.474 bbu). Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.89, up 5 3/4 cents, Sep 19 Corn closed at $3.96 3/4, up 6 1/4 cents, Dec 19 Corn closed at $4.04 1/2, up 6 1/4 cents Mar 20 Corn closed at $4.14 1/4, up 6 1/2 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Corn
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$836/760
First Notice Date
02/28/19
Expiration Date
03/14/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
740,747 (+35,748)
625,168 (+38,934)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
373,631 (-1,985)
557,520 (-9,144)
Producers - Long / Short
495,087 (+20,450)
516,943 (+7,677)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
164,104 (-1,590)
26,669 (+14,369)
Managed Money - Long / Short
184,831 (-7,638)
483,382 (-5,085)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
188,800 (+5,653)
74,138 (-4,059)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
378-4 -4.49%
on 02/25/19
-13-2 (-3.54%)
since 02/14/19
3-Month
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
386-4 -6.47%
on 12/18/18
-23-2 (-6.04%)
since 12/14/18
52-Week
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
437-0 -17.28%
on 05/29/18
-52-6 (-12.73%)
since 03/14/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 364-7
1st Resistance Point 363-1
Last Price 361-4s
1st Support Level 359-7
2nd Support Level 358-3

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52-Week High 437-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 404-5
Fibonacci 50% 394-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 384-5
Last Price 361-4s
52-Week Low 352-2

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